mLearn 2009 - 8th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2009)

Venue: Caribe Royale Hotel

Location: Orlando, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 26, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 30, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 15, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Mar 15, 2009
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We invite you to submit a proposal for mLearn 2009, the 8th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, sponsored by the University of Central Florida and the International Association for Mobile Learning (IAmLearn). The conference started in Birmingham and has since taken place in London, Rome, Cape Town, Banff,Melbourne and Ironbridge (UK). The 2009 conference in Orlando marks the first time that mLearn will be held in the United States, bringing mobile and contextual learning to new audiences from a broad range of interdisciplinary areas.

Last year's conference attracted over 240 participants to more than 80 presentations, as well as exhibits, pre-conference workshops, keynote and plenary addresses, and a variety of other special networking events.

Program Tracks include:

Global Developments - Emerging markets, cultural translation, globalization issues, pedagogical differences based on region

Emerging Technology Integration - Games and simulations, virtual worlds, collaborative Web 2.0 tools (wikis, blogs, social networks, video conferencing, etc.)

Contextual Learning - Location-based learning, personalized mlearning, one to one learning, situated learning

Emerging Vertical Applications - Government, military, academia, public, non-profit, health care, etc.

Conference Topics:
Mobile game and simulation based learning
Augmented reality learning
Mobile pedagogy
Ethics and philosophy of mobile learning
Social and cultural aspects of mobile learning
Cognition and mobile learning
1:1 learning in classrooms
Mobile technology to support open and distance learning
Mobile social networked learning
Location-based learning
Assessment and testing using mobile technology
Mobile technology for Library and Information systems
Mobile Learning for curriculum topics
Mobile inquiry-based learning
Applications within private and public sectors (emerging verticals)
Novel architectures, systems and interfaces
Pilots to the mainstream
Business models for scaling
Evaluation metrics
Cost implications for mobile users
Financial models for mobile learning
Emerging markets and developing countries


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